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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

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NASH, Jenny; RAPATSA, Alwyn; REID, Steve  and  GAUNT, Ben. A rural perspective: four stories. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.6, pp. 433-435. ISSN 2078-5135.

These brief reflections from 4 University of Cape Town (UCT) medical graduates who chose to make their careers in rural practice are written in narrative style to try to capture something of the lived experience of working in rural areas. Although still the career choice of a minority of UCT graduates, those who have chosen to practise in rural areas have found a solid base of competence and confidence in their clinical skills, that has enabled them to tackle challenges in areas beyond anything that they or their teachers might have anticipated.

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